Regardless of mixologist trends, there's something to be said for the timelessness of a classic cocktail. Of the classics, the Old Fashioned is the dignified grandfather of the bunch. Its components are sparse — typically just a hint of sugar muddled with a few drops of bitters and topped with a citrus twist — which really let the bourbon or rye shine. For the Old Fashioned and its ilk, the rich caramel flavors of Knob Creek® are particularly suited for today's versions of this standard bearer of cocktails. Here now, ten of those standouts.Read More
New York’s 10 Best Variations on the Knob Creek Old Fashioned
1. The Bailey Pub & Brasserie
This Old Fashioned is done the old fashioned way: Knob Creek Rye muddled with orange and cherry and topped with a few drops of Angostura and an orange twist for brightness.
2. Del Frisco's Steakhouse
Made with Knob Creek Bourbon, muddled with orange, cherry and sugar and topped with bitters, this take on the Old Fashioned doesn’t try to fix what isn’t broken.
Here, the Floyd's Elixir mixes Knob Creek Rye with apple whiskey over Demerara sugar muddled with orange bitters.
4. The Gilroy
The Old Oscar is an inventive take on an Old Fashioned: with Knob Creek Bourbon, bitter Amaro Montenegro, ancho reyes, Campari (for its orange hint), and finished with chocolate bitters.
5. American Whiskey
Order the Bodhi and Johnny here: wine barrel-finished Knob Creek Rye, Amaro Montenegro, Mandarine Napoleon, and Blackstrap bitters.
6. The Bar Room
The Sazerac, the Old Fashioned’s cousin, is made here with Knob Creek Rye, sugar muddled with Peychauds bitters, and accented with a Pernod rinse.
7. The Letlove Inn
Try the Missionary here, featuring Knob Creek Bourbon, Crème de Cherry, muddled sugar and finished with an orange twist.
Knob Creek Rye, Lazzaroni Amaretto, fresh lemon, dry vermouth, egg white and just a few drops of Angostura bitters make up a Saronno Sour here.
9. The Long Island Bar
Order a perfectly-balanced Boulevardier, made with Knob Creek Rye, orangey Campari and sweet vermouth.
10. Southern Hospitality
A classic Knob Creek Rye Old Fashioned is on the menu here, made with Angostura bitters, agave nectar, orange slice, brandied cherries.